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High-resolution CT pulmonary findings in adults with gaucher’s disease

  • Nabil A. Yassa
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    Address correspondence to: N.A. Yassa, Department of Radiology, University of Southern California, Norris Cancer Hospital, 1441 Eastlake Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90033
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    From the Department of Radiology, University of Southern California, Norris Cancer Hospital, 1441 Eastlake Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90033 USA.
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  • Alison G. Wilcox
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    From the Department of Radiology, University of Southern California, Norris Cancer Hospital, 1441 Eastlake Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90033 USA.
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      Abstract

      The purpose of this study was to illustrate high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings in symptomatic adult Gaucher’s disease patients. Five adult patients with Gaucher’s disease experienced dyspnea. These patients were first evaluated by chest X-ray (CXR) followed by HRCT. The chest X-ray on one patient demonstrated a calcified granuloma. Two patients had interstitial disease only seen on HRCT, and two patients had a combination of interstitial and alveolar disease giving a mosaic pattern better illustrated on HRCT. HRCT can be used following CXR to evaluate lung pathology in symptomatic adult Gaucher’s disease patients.

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